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Special Markers
Special marker buoys are can-shaped or spar-shaped buoys colored white with orange marking. These special markers convey
important information that all boaters must recognize. If the buoy is a can buoy it may have a white light; the spars don't have
lights.

Information & Regulatory Markers

EXCLUSION

DANGER!

REGULATORY

INFORMATION

These are used primarily to inform boaters of speed limits
around harbors and bridges. Informational buoys are used
to convey information. They can indicate the presence of
marinas, restaurants, and other points of interest. They are
also used to indicate the end of a marked channel.

Exclusion	buoys	are	used	to	mark	areas	that	boats	are	not	
allowed to operate in. These are typically used to mark swim
areas and dams. Danger buoys are used to warn of shallow
water or other obstructions. They do not prevent you from
operating beyond them if you choose to do so. Regulatory
buoys are used to inform boaters of rules and regulations.

Review Questions
1.

What types of information are found on a chart? ______________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________

2.

What colors are channel markers? __________________________________________________________________

3.

What is the "head of navigation" and why is it important in navigating? __________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________

4.

What are the four symbols on the Information & Regulatory Markers and what do they mean?_________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________
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